Super Solid Yoga Tricks to Help You Relax

We are totally slammed pretty much all the time — bombarded by things to do, obligations to fulfill, places to go. There’s hardly a moment to relax and stretch out our muscles. Finding even a second of respite can be a challenge. […]

Your Take: Have You Ever Bribed Someone?

According to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer, which I read about on the Freakonomics blog, 1 in 4 people surveyed had paid a bribe. Bribes are a lot more prevalent outside of the United States, where a few extra dollars or a few choice gifts, can really grease the wheels of whatever system needs greasing. Bribery is such a fascinating subject for me for two reasons. […]

Ask the Readers: Saving vs. Debt Reduction

The tone and content at Get Rich Slowly have shifted a lot in the past five years. When I started this site, I was a financial novice. I was learning about smart money management. Now, I’m in what I call the third stage of personal finance, and the basics come naturally. (Most of the time, anyhow.) I’m glad that GRS has evolved with me. […]

Reader Profile: Bad Brad

I'm starting a new series/category here at Free Money Finance. I'm calling it "Reader Profiles". Each post in this series will detail the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Carnivals for the Week of Mar 7

Here are some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! Carnival of Money Stories - Secrets of a Former Credit Card Thief   EDITOR'S CHOICE! Festival of Frugality - How to Save Money with the Disney Dining Plan   EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

6 Financial Cliches That Can Make You Rich

Ever since I got out of school at the age of 22, I had always been fascinated with the subject of personal finance, which is simply the business of making, keeping and managing one’s money. To be out on my own and independent was a formidable thought for me, so I took it upon myself [...]6 Financial Cliches That Can Make You Rich […]

Capital One Venture Card Matching Airline Miles

If you have an airline miles credit card, Capital One is offering the chance for you to double your mileage balance on that card, up to 100,000 miles. The cash value of those 100,000 miles is $1,000, so this is currently one of the best credit card bonus deals available, if miles are important to you. […]

A Quick and Easy Way to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

This morning I posted my annual review of the Consumer Reports auto issue. Now might be a good time to publish another annual reminder: It’s tax refund season! If you have a refund due this year and you’re getting antsy for it, you can check its status easily with this simple web-based tool from the IRS web site. […]

Top 10 Frugal Cities

Money Talks News lists the ten most frugal cities as follows: Atlanta, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Cincinnati, Ohio St. Louis, Mo. Minneapolis, Minn. Charlotte, N.C. Nashville, Tenn. Cleveland, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Raleigh, N.C. FYI, the rankings are by the number of coupons people downloaded in a year, so it's probably not the greatest measure of true frugality. […]

$4 Gas and Fragile Finances

Right now, as I look at AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the nationwide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.53. Just one month ago, it was $3.12 per gallon, a $0.41 jump. I’m lucky – I work at home. My wife is at least somewhat lucky – she commutes in a fully-paid-for car that gets 45 miles to the gallon. […]

Citi Dividend Platinum Select $100 Signup Bonus

This is just a quick note to say that Citi is currently offering a $100 signup bonus on their Dividend Platinum Select Card. […]

Are Debit Card Limits On the Horizon?

Debit Card Limits Set Financial Reform Back Debit cards have increased in popularity at a record pace in recent years, and for good reason. Unlike credit cards, they are tied to your checking account and when you swipe that plastic you’re instantly pulling from money you have available. […]

Review: Smart is the New Rich by Christine Romans

I’ve been a little behind on reviewing books and so this next review is on a book published last year. It’s Smart is the New Rich by Christine Romans and it’s a 299 page book published by Wiley. […]

Top 10 Red Flags That Trigger IRS Audits

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. The good news is that, on the average, very few people get audited by the IRS. Better still for some of us, the less money you make, the less likely you are to be audited. […]

Chase to Limit Debit Card Transactions to $50?

CNN Money is breaking this story right now. According to a company insider, Chase Bank is considering limiting debit card transactions at either $50 or $100. […]

Review of Major Tax Software Products Reveals Limits

As regular readers are aware, I have been running a series of tax software reviews from readers. I was given free access by the software companies to their sites, gave away that free access to readers, and the readers agreed to use and honestly review the programs. […]

FNBO Direct Savings Account Review – High-Yield Savings

FNBO Direct is a Great Online Savings Account As interest rates remain low across the board, finding attractive yields on savings accounts is becoming even more difficult. At the very least, you’d like to have your savings try to keep up with inflation, but even that can be a tall order these days. […]

Reader Mailbag: Wisconsin Emails

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Regular or Roth IRA? 2. Setting long-term goals 3. “Free” texting and phone service 4. Saving for a laptop 5. Paying for taxes 6. Buy or rent? 7. Are protective sleeves worthwhile? 8. Reading 100 books 9. […]